The Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering (MME) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (http://engineering.unl.edu/mme) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at any rank (assistant, associate, full) in the area of biomedical engineering.
The UNL College of Engineering is undergoing an exciting period of significant growth, with a major focus of the College’s teaching, research and outreach enterprise in the area of biomedical engineering. The successful candidate will add to a vibrant group of faculty within MME and the college, as well as strengthen collaborations and partnerships with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).
Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. or equivalent in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, or a closely related field. Applicants should have a record of strong scholarly achievement and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education with the potential to establish a strong externally-funded research program. All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to contributing to a culture that supports diversity and inclusion. Research areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:
- Multiscale (cell/tissue/organ) computational/experimental biomechanics
- Biomaterials/bioprinting/additive bio-manufacturing
- Cell and tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
- Biomedical microdevices and bioinstrumentation
- Bio-robotics and rehabilitation engineering
There are many opportunities for collaborations across the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and UNMC, including the Mary And Dick Holland Regenerative Medicine Program; the Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior; the Nebraska Athletic Performance Laboratory; the Center for Advanced Surgical Technology; and the Center for Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine, as well as new faculty hired under this initiative across the College of Engineering. In addition to UNMC, local collaborative opportunities include Creighton University Medical Center and Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has also recently received an NIH COBRE grant to support the Center for Integrated Biomolecular Communication (https://ncibc.unl.edu/), and the successful candidate may be eligible to receive funding and mentoring under this grant.
The Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering consists of approximately 32 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 700 undergraduate students, and 140 graduate students. In addition to biomedical engineering, research priority areas include energy, nanoengineering, and manufacturing. An outstanding infrastructure exists for conducting research, including central facilities housing state-of-the-art instrumentation within the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, the Center for Biotechnology, and the Nebraska Nanoengineering Research Facility. The College is also undergoing an unprecedented expansion in facilities with two new buildings with an investment of more than $150M.
Review of application materials will begin January 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted via https://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_200153. Complete applications will include a cover letter; CV; research, teaching and diversity statements; and a list of three references. Note, please combine teaching, research and diversity statements into a single pdf document and attach as "Other Document." Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the rubrics used by our search committees to evaluate candidate statements: https://engineering.unl.edu/candidate-statements. After review of applications begins, those with any missing required statements may not be given full consideration.